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Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Sometimes: Concussions are brain injuries. They can last as short as a few weeks or longer than a year. The long term effects depend upon the area of the brain affected, how hard your head was hit, and genetics. Getting a second injury before the first injury has healed can lead to serious long term complications. Follow the directions your doctor gives you. For more info visit: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion.

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What are the long-term effects of concussions?

What are the long-term effects of concussions?

Variable: We have seen in recent news the effects of concussions in professional sports like football. Common symptoms are headaches, memory issues, and if really severe dementia -like symptoms. Most likely these would progress with age.

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Can there be long-term effects to concussions?

Can there be long-term effects to concussions?

Definitely: Single episode of concussion almost always resolves. It is the repeated concussions that cause serious delayed problems. Unsteady gait, severe loss of memory etc. Are some of the examples of late effects.

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What are some common long term effects of concussions?

Many: The most common long-term effects are cognitive, such as difficulty with short-term memory, concentration, and learning new material. There can be emotional effects as well, including impulsivity and being easily angered.

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After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?

After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?

Why few concussions: Repeated head injuries are harmful to brain , why few concussions , are you a boxer ? . Yes if you continue to have injury to head repeatedly , there are long term consequences , as seen in the boxers , typical example Great boxer Muhammad Ali.

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Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.

Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.

May or may not: If you have not had any ongoing symptoms until now since childhood then there would be none. If you have had some symptoms all along since the fall without interruption for few months then these are likely permanent.

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What are the long term and short term effects after getting a concussion?

Many are possible: Concussions may cause no symptoms at all, or they can be a problem for a long time. The fewer effects you have and the faster they fade, the more likely there will be no long-lasting effect. People may experience dizziness, unsteadiness, headache, blurry vision, concentration and memory difficulties, as well as other minor problems. Most of the time, these effects fade away within a month.

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Can being on electronics and watching tv/movies led to long term issues if done while having a concussion?

Brain rest: There is no question, that following a concussion, a little bit of sustained brain rest is important, until headaches subside. As activity is slowly increased, any return of headache to activity is an indicator that you should slow down. There is no rushing recovery from concussion.

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Help please? I want to know what are some long term concussion symptoms?

Constellation: Long term symptoms include headaches of several types, problems with attention, focus and ability to complete tasks, easy distractibility, poor organization skills, irritability and impulsivity.

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Can a concussion recieved 5 months ago have an effect on long term health?

Sometimes: Concussion is associated with long term symptoms in some people but not all people. These can include headaches, dizziness, mood and cognitive difficulties. Multiple concussions, and those that occur after age forty, are more likely to cause such symptoms. Long term medical health should not be directly affected by concussion.

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Can minor bumps to the head during concussion recovery affect you in the long term in any way. ?

Can minor bumps to the head during concussion recovery affect you in the long term in any way. ?

Do NOT worry: Minor bumps do not usually cause any brain injury and should not adversely affect recovery from concussion.

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Can concussion/s in toddlers cause long term brain damage, like trouble with school and cognitive functions later in life? Where can I read more?

Depends on variables: A concussion significant enough to cause immediate loss of consciousness and hospitalization may result in long term issues. However, the common head trauma from a stumbling toddler is unlikely to produce any later issues.

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How long does.post concussion syndrome last?. I suffered a concussion close to a.yr ago and still feel the effects no headaches but no energy, tired, very moody.etc.. help?

How long does.post concussion syndrome last?. I suffered a concussion close to a.yr ago and still feel the effects no headaches but no energy, tired, very moody.etc.. help?

Clarity: Concussion is a transient brain injury, and so-called post-concessional symptomatology is unlikely to persist beyond 6 weeks, unless there has be structural injury to brain or development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to your concerns, recommend seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist and get this tested and treated. A neurologist may be required.

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How long do headaches after concussions last?

How long do headaches after concussions last?

Days...: Headaches after a concussion can last several days and in more severe concussions, weeks. If you are having headaches after a head injury see your primary care physician.Other diagnoses including bleeds adjacent to the brain and the brain lining( dura) need to be ruled out . Do not delay!

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Post concussion syndrome. How long should it last?

3-6 months: Most cases should resolve over 3-6 months. This can be variable.

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Can you sleep after a concussion? How long should you wait?

Can you sleep after a concussion? How long should you wait?

Sleep after concussi: The concept of not letting a person sleep after a concussion to protect them from further damage, is no longer thought to be true. If you have been seen by a doctor and evaluated, especially after having a cat scan or mri, then being allowed to go to sleep is routine.

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How long do you have to have a headache after a concussion?

Highly variable: Patients can complain of headaches and other symptoms lasting minutes, days, weeks, months, or even longer in some cases. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the duration may be shorter.